Halloween Games That Will Keep You Up at Night

It’s Halloween, and this month had a nice batch of scary games. To fill up your Halloween weekend, we’ve listed a few here. Let us know about any of the scary games that we missed and what you’re playing in the comments below.


Amnesia: Rebirth

Amnesia: Rebirth

Frictional Games nails the atmosphere in this psychological horror adventure. The game blends puzzles with the narrative for an interactive experience right before it traps you in a room with a strange beast. This is one chilling game and perhaps the perfect way to spend a Halloween evening.

Available on PlayStation 4 and PC-via Steam, GOG, and Epic Games Store

Remothered: Broken Porcelain

Remothered: Broken Porcelain

Although it may be a little rough around the edges technically, there are some scary elements about this sequel that we think makes it perfect for the Halloween marathon. It’s a game that can be completed in a few hours if only to feel that much more rewarding as the time inches closer to the witching hour.

Available on Steam, Playstation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

The Dark Pictures: Little Hope

The Dark Pictures: Little Hope

Who said horror games need to be played alone? The Dark Pictures: Little Hope gives you the option to play with family as each person takes control of a character. The nightmare extends to an online multiplayer mode where you and a friend can decide these characters’ fate. It’s a standout release this holiday and one that should offer an evening full of frights.

Available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Visage

Visage 

Inspired by the PT demo, Visage gives us a game that will have you closely examining everything around you. Players must piece together the strange events in a house, which may or may not be haunted. All we know is that it’s scary as hell.

Available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC-via Steam.

Clea

Clea

With few updates added from the original PC release, Clea is available on Switch so you can play hiding under your covers. It’s full of atmosphere and interactive elements that will have you wishing it was just a cute adventure game you’d expect from the art style.

Available on Switch and PC.

Pumpkin Jack

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No need for all the games to be scary; Pumpkin Jack gives us a nice adventure platformer with plenty of action as you take control of a pumpkin-headed ghoul. The game itself has a narrative and various ways to upgrade your arsenal along with traversal elements to keep the experience fresh.

Available on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC.

Iwaihime

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Let’s get real, Iwaihime understands how to mess with your mind. This visual novel from the mind of Ryukishi07 might be just what you need to spend an entire weekend immersed in a narrative of curses and death. However, some romance is found here that makes the stakes a little higher when face-to-face with some grotesque imagery.

Available on PC.

Curse of Kudan Remastered

The Curse of Kudan

Yuri + supernatural = count me in. Curse of Kudan Remastered finally brings this title West. With it are some improved visuals and scenarios. I know we may have roped you in the yuri, but there are some unique elements about this story, and it happens to have some deep character writing across its ghostly narrative.

Available on PC.

Yuppie Psycho: Executive Edition

Yuppie Psycho

Work work work. The idea of working in a corporate office can be scary on its own, but Yuppie Psycho: Executive Edition brings the dark experience to Switch. Players can investigate Sintracorp as the newest employee, Brian, as he investigates and hides from some dark and murderous secrets.

Available on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC.

Dream

Dream

Waking up in a morgue is the least of your worries in Dream. This game takes ideas of the afterlife and the supernatural for a spin as you solve the mysteries of this strange hospital that you wake up in. However, the bigger twist is that you’ll advance the narrative escape room style as you piece together clues to progress.

Available on Switch and PC.

Blair Witch: Oculus Quest Edition

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Get it to play with Bullet the dog just a little more and maybe jump from the various frights this game offers. While it focuses on narrative, some decent scares wait for you in this VR version of the console release.

Available on Oculus Quest.

The Coma: Recut

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Let’s go back to the being of this horror adventure as players get to experience what it’s like to be trapped in your school after dark. You’ll be running and hiding from the scariest creatures imaginable, but in this Switch release, it will be recut and remastered to enjoy again or for the first time.

Available on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC.

SaDistic BlooD

SaDistic BlooD

Oh, you read all the way to the bottom? Well, then you’re in for a vampiric treat as SaDistic BlooD take players through a narrative of two vampires fleeing for their lives. It’s dark, gory, and maybe even a little sexy. Why not pour yourself a glass of wine and have a few nightmares on the side.

Available on PC.


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